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In order to deliver on the most important performance domains, the Jordan Super.Fly 4 comes with technologies that easily justify its $150 price. It has Zoom Air at the forefoot that ensures a reasonable amount of court feel. Its upper is made of mesh that ensures breathability. It has foam pads and fuse overlays in areas that need them. To give it traction, the solid rubber outsole is covered mostly with herringbone.
This basketball shoe is heavily associated with Blake Griffin, who was still with the Los Angeles Clippers when the shoe was first released in 2015. The link to Griffin is so strong that many people consider it Griffin’s unofficial signature shoe.
Cushion. The Jordan Super.Fly 4’s mesh upper sits on top of a full-length foam. The foam has a Zoom Air unit embedded at the forefoot. It aims to provide the right amount of responsiveness without sacrificing court feel.
To further maximize the potential of the embedded Zoom unit, a FlightSpeed system is in place. This system is composed of a full-length carbon fiber that sits on top of the Zoom to enhance its compression and evenly distribute the returned energy along the length of the shoe.
Traction. The solid rubber outsole of the Jordan SF4 is largely covered by a herringbone pattern. The lateral side features wavy lines that aim to support hard cuts and abrupt changes in direction that are common in basketball.
Length and Width. Reviews about how the Jordan Super.Fly 4 fits are quite varied. There are wearers who say that it is just perfect. There are those who are disappointed because it runs a bit narrower than expected. And there are those who say that this model is a bit larger than usual. Because of this, new buyers are advised to find ways to fit the shoe before purchasing.
Lockdown. To keep the foot locked in place, the shoe has a webbed lacing system. The carbon fiber plate in the midsole also acts as an effective protection against torsional twists that may cause not only instability but also serious injuries.
The mesh upper of the Jordan Super Fly 4 is backed with foam in areas that need cushioning such as the collar. There is fuse on high-wear spots to ensure durability.
Being a performance shoe, the Jordan SF4 goes well with jerseys and other kinds of sports wear. Its sleek mid-top appearance also makes it such an easy item to style. Given that their colors are well-coordinated, this shoe also easily goes well with denim pants and shorts
The Jordan Super.Fly 4 also has versions that use Jacquard mesh on the upper, giving this Jordan basketball shoe more of a lifestyle appeal.
The sheer number of colorways that the Jordan Super.Fly 4 is available in makes it an endearing shoe especially to those who are conscious about style and aesthetics. The following are just some of the colorways of this shoe:
- Bordeaux/White-Fuchsia Flash-Infrared 23
- Gym Red/White-Black-Infrared 23
Jordan Super.Fly 4 Jacquard
More than just changing the color, Jordan replaces the upper material of the usual Super.Fly 4 with a special type of mesh to come up with the Super.Fly 4 Jacquard. It will be impossible not to recognize this shoe because it is covered with swirls of two contrasting colors.
Jordan Super.Fly 4 Marvin the Martian
The Marvin the Martian colorway of the fourth Super.Fly proves that the decades old partnership between Looney Tunes and the Jordan brand is still very much alive. This version of the shoe features the characteristic green, red, and black colors of the famous Looney Tunes character. This shoe became so popular with fans, especially the little ones, largely because of a commercial that Jordan produced to promote it. In the video, Blake Griffin and Marvin the Martian are in a dunking contest. Blake Griffin tops an already over-the-top performance by Marvin when he dunked in his Super.Fly 4 Marvin the Martian (ironically).
Jordan Super.Fly 4 Superhawks
Like some of the signature basketball shoes of Kevin Durant and the King LeBron James, the unofficial signature shoes of Blake Griffin also cross over to other sports. The Seahawks colorway of the Super.Fly 4 straightforwardly references the Seattle Seahawks, the team of Jordan brand signee Earl Thomas. The shoe features the characteristic college navy and action green colors of the American soccer team.